Steve Fortunato

Steve Fortunato

BandRockCountry

Melody! My music Is all about melody! It's hard to find that in a song today. Everything is bubble gum pop or songs with a lot of violence. I'm about music. Keep the rock alive!

Biography

I use to be a rocker. I have been playing in bands since I was 13. Now I'm just a song writer and a stage manager. It's a shame that only the young get exposure now a day's. I think my generation still has a lot to give if the muisc industry would open their eye's and not close their wallets. The only way I can describe the music is melodic. I miss melody in music. I also miss music that meant somthing or told a story. I have to a lot of influences but there are to many to name. Most are from the 50's through today. I also listen to everything from classical, rock to country. If it sounds good, has not samples of other artist's music and has a good melody then I listen to it. I don't think anything sets me apart from other bands. Every band is different and has a style. I'm just me. I write what I feel. I write what I hear in my head and I try to record that same sound and feeling. I'm mostly a ballad writer now. It's where my heart is. My day's of banging my head against the wall are done. Hmmmm, Or is it?
I also started another project for a future virutal band called the Nuclear War Bunnies. Should be fun. It will be Green Day meets the Me first and the gimme gimme's!
Now, I sit and write when I'm not working on computer networks. I also stage manage a band here in the Northern Virginia area. Check em out at gotjunkfood.com or myspace.com/junkfood.

Lyrics

Heart In a Bottle

Written By: Steve Fortunato & Maureen Haid

If Love was an Ocean
We’d all wish to drown
We cast our hearts in bottles
In the hopes that we’d be found
My mind was en-captured
A drift on the sea
Lost and alone now
Until you found me

Now the sea is not so lonely
Not as vast or as blue
My sunsets are shared
My heart is with you

Your love is a beacon
That guides me to shore
And now that I found you
I’ll search never more
So to you I pledge my love
You’ve opened the door
You shattered my prison
I’ll search never more.

Now the sea is not so lonely
Not as vast or as blue
My sunsets are shared
My heart is with you.

Jessica's Song

Written By: Steve Fortunato & Jessica

Poem was written by my sister Jessica Lipps. She knew she was dieing at age 22 from Liver complications. She started liking country so I arranged composed and wrote it in this format.

LYRICS:
Like a flower that dies from an angry rain,
The world can bring you so much pleasure; it can bring you so much pain.
Sometimes I sit her and I wonder why
Does this have to be me, or is this the way it’s always gonna be

I want to be normal like, everybody else
Get up in the morning and feel more, more like myself
I have my moments when light seems so dim
But I know I can turn to, my family, my family and my friends.

At times I get so scared; I don’t know what to do
So I sit and I pray, and I hope that all my wishes will come true
They say my youth will help me through
But I’m tired, I’m weak and I’m cold and I’m scared and I
Sure and hell don’t feel like 22

You know I’m only human I
I can only take so much of this worry and this pain
Should I lay down or should I just give up?!

I want to be normal like, everybody else
Get up in the morning and feel more, more like myself
I have my moments when light seems so dim
But I know I can turn to, my family, my family and my friends

I guess I’ll tuck my sorrows away
Cause the tears I cry isn’t gonna make things go away
All I have to do is have faith a pray
Cause in my heart, the good lord, will have his way.

Discography

ORION "The Law"
Never released

ORION "Seems Like Yesterday"
I think you can get a copy from CD Baby

Other than that, I write for me and post stuff on my myspace every once in a while. myspace.com/quebeca